Care not custody: a new approach to keep kids in residential care out of the criminal justice system

Problem youth Children institutional care Crime prevention Victoria
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The Care not Custody report:

  • gives a brief overview of the residential care system in Victoria and the backgrounds of children placed in residential care
  • discusses the results of academic studies on the links between out-of-home care and criminal justice outcomes, and the reasons why children in care more frequently end up on our juvenile detention systems
  • examines the experiences of our clients who are placed in out-of-home care, and the reasons why their interactions with the criminal justice system tend to escalate upon their placement in care.
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